Gerald B Lawson (1915 - 1997)

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Gerald B Lawson
1915 - 1997
updated February 06, 2019
Gerald B Lawson was born on May 27, 1915. He died on August 31, 1997 at 82 years old. We know that Gerald B Lawson had been residing in Cosmopolis, Grays Harbor County, Washington 98537.


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Gerald B Lawson died on August 31, 1997 at 82 years of age. He was born on May 27, 1915. There is no information about Gerald's immediate family. We know that Gerald B Lawson had been residing in Cosmopolis, Grays Harbor County, Washington 98537.
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1915 - 1997 World Events

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In 1915, in the year that Gerald B Lawson was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1935, Gerald was 20 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1967, at the age of 52 years old, Gerald was alive when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1981, by the time he was 66 years old, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

In 1997, in the year of Gerald B Lawson's passing, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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Other Gerald Lawsons

Gerald Bennett Lawson
around 1918 - Jan 24, 1944
Gerald Lawson
Born: around 1928
Missouri, United States
Gerald L Lawson
Born: around 1926
Missouri, United States
Gerald E Lawson
Born: around 1921
Iowa, United States
Gerald J Lawson
Born: around 1918
New York, United States
Gerald D Lawson
Born: around 1920
Texas, United States
Gerald L Lawson
Born: around 1914
New York, United States
Gerald L. Lawson
Born: around 1959
Gerald L. Lawson
Born: around 1965
Gerald L. Lawson
Born: around 1960
Gerald R. Lawson
Born: around 1962
Gerald T. Lawson
Born: around 1935
Gerald W. Lawson
Born: around 1950
Gerald W. Lawson
Born: around 1950
Gerald Lester Lawson
Born: around 1952
Gerald L. Lawson
Born: around 1965
Gerald D. Lawson Ii
Born: around 1975
Gerald Leon Lawson
Jan 21, 1919 - Mar 31, 2009
Springfield, IL
Gerald Ray Lawson
Dec 28, 1956 - Nov 8, 2010
Elk Grove, California
Gerald C Lawson
Sep 13, 1914 - Jan 23, 2006
Paso Robles, CA

Other Lawsons

Nellie Lawson
Dec 30, 1893 - October 1975
Portland, Oregon
Peggie Lawson
May 18, 1918 - Apr 15, 1997
Yakima, WA
Clifford W Lawson
Aug 16, 1916 - Dec 23, 2004
Yakima, WA
Robert L Lawson
Dec 28, 1915 - Jan 30, 2004
Yakima, WA
James Lawson
Aug 8, 1914 - March 1983
Elma, Washington
Lawrence M Lawson
Nov 29, 1898 - Aug 19, 1990
Seattle, WA
James Lawson
Feb 14, 1922 - November 1954
George Lawson
Feb 7, 1890 - May 1970
Olympia, Washington
Trudy K Lawson
Jun 6, 1922 - Jan 26, 2011
Seattle, WA
Arthur L Lawson
Nov 7, 1925 - Mar 23, 2003
Goldendale, WA
Gertrude E Lawson
Feb 12, 1910 - Mar 29, 2000
Pomona, CA
Hazel B Lawson
Dec 9, 1910 - Jul 14, 2005
Olympia, WA
Ralph Lawson
Jul 1, 1896 - May 1973
Colville, Washington
Pomona Lawson
Oct 2, 1922 - Jan 16, 2002
Mancos, CO
Martha Lawson
Apr 24, 1877 - July 1971
Spokane, Washington
Esther E Lawson
Jul 10, 1899 - Aug 30, 1995
Castle Rock, WA
Richard Gene Lawson
Feb 18, 1929 - Nov 19, 2008
Portland, Oregon
Anna Lawson
Sep 30, 1887 - April 1980
College Place, Washington
Ruth Lawson
May 2, 1913 - February 1980
Spokane, Washington
Ruth A Lawson
Dec 30, 1913 - Nov 10, 2000
Spokane, WA

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Ray Wilder
Aug 13, 1915 - Feb 23, 2004
Cosmopolis, WA
Henry Brand
Aug 17, 1882 - April 1968
Sumner, Washington
Kenneth Farney
Jun 9, 1901 - August 1963
Donald Jack Sargeant
Mar 13, 1915 - Aug 10, 2008
Tangent, California
Percy A Parker
Oct 2, 1895 - Jun 8, 1990
Albert Purser
Sep 3, 1917 - November 1985
Portland, Oregon
Otto R Schramm
Jul 15, 1917 - Jul 23, 1994
Anaheim, CA
Wayne Rae
Feb 28, 1913 - May 1986
Hoquiam, Washington
Thelma Armstrong
Apr 14, 1909 - April 1984
Grapeview, Washington
Lee F Hall
May 24, 1919 - May 10, 2007
Bellevue, WA
Edwin R Burke
Dec 22, 1914 - Nov 17, 1991
Gordon W Whitmore
Aug 7, 1917 - Jul 30, 1989
Gilbert Lund
Dec 2, 1914 - November 1973
C Smith
Feb 18, 1883 - June 1966
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Alfred J Peterson
Dec 21, 1917 - Sep 22, 1991
Leo Dunham
Mar 14, 1918 - April 1984
Fresno, California
Lester Whitford
Jan 4, 1899 - February 1959
Austin Noftsger
May 18, 1892 - July 1965
Tacoma, Washington
John Gardner
Jul 6, 1906 - May 1963
James Calkins
Oct 1, 1893 - March 1966
Mercer Island, Washington
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